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Although some regions are beginning to experience the early stages of recovery, the majority of the industry expects to see signs of recovery by the final quarter of 2020. Based on previous crises, leisure travel is expected to recover quicker than business travel, particularly travel for visiting friends and relatives.

Message from our CEO “With the world in lockdown, our industry at a standstill and many of us in self-isolation or quarantine at home, we wanted to focus on positivity and a light at the end of the tunnel. Although it is tough to predict when we will get there, we believe in the strength, resilience and heart of the travel industry. Long Live Travel ❤.”   - Brett Dyason, Co-founder…

In the highly competitive travel industry the answer to differentiate brand, service and product offering from competition is through personalisation. Attracting and retaining customers is a vital part of any business. This can be achieved through a targeted marketing strategy with clear personalisation objectives.

According to research conducted by Skift, ancillary revenue has been anticipated to grow by 15% between 2017 and 2021, throughout the tourism industry. However, despite this projected success, it has been noted that the airline industry is at a crossroads.

A major growth driver of the global tourism industry market is the rising disposable income of the population. The travel industry is acclaimed to be the second fastest growing sector in the world. According to The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the travel and tourism sector grew at a rate of of 3.9% in 2018,..

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Our Co-Founder & CEO Brett Dyason shared his exciting journey with Stacey Japhta.
Here is an inspiring talk on how to spark your entrepreneurial spirit and overcome challenges in a startup environment!

Annual international travel summits have always been a great way to network and cultivate relationships. Due to Covid-19, many of the top events are now turning to digital mediums to foster an environment that still allows us to connect and share information. This could not be more important during this period of uncertainty.

Talent in the Cloud have a workshop series focused on how Fintech & Payment companies can thrive during these turbulent times. Hepstar’s Co-Founder and CEO, Brett Dyason, joined to discuss The Game Plan: Readying your business for the upturn.

Hepstar’s engine provides access to a global travel ancillary product suite while using data analytics and merchandising tools to optimise how products are offered to customers. And now with the Resfinity integration in place, products and services featured through Hepstar are available to ANIXE’s customers out of the box, without the need for additional development work or integrations.

AeroCRS’s new collaboration with Hepstar will increase your airline’s ancillary revenue through advanced e-merchandising technology which can be activated quickly and easily. Ancillary sales are on the rise globally. This trend will only continue to become more paramount for airlines in 2020.

The INSURTECH100 is an annual list of 100 of the world’s most innovative InsurTech companies selected by a panel of industry experts and analysts. These are the companies every leader in the insurance industry needs to know about as they consider and develop their digital transformation strategies.

Hepstar aggregates travel ancillary products onto an advanced merchandising platform — offering insurance, lounge access, in-destination activities, and more. Raised $2M from Amadeus Capital Partners and in Plug and Play’s Traveltech Accelerator.

Hepstar is a travel tech company based in Cape Town that helps online travel brands offer personalised travel insurance to their customers. Brett Dyason is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hepstar. He has a passion for technology, startups and everything travel. Brett is a member of Travel Massive Cape Town.

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